fyi...aj wright // ajwright@...
From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 11:18 AM
To: Capitol Book E-Letter List
Subject: Brad Watson Party Monday
The Capitol Book Newsletter
Friday September 13, 2002
1. Major Talent Coming Here
2. Come Cultivate Your Creative Self!
Back in 1996, we read former Alabamian, former Montgomerian Brad Watson's
book Last Days of the Dog-Men (now in paper, $12.95) and were instant fans.
In fact, Brad's reading/signing here in May of that year was the very first
event that we hosted after moving into our present home. And, as much as we
loved that book, and looked forward to his next one, nothing could have
prepared us for this new book.
The Heaven of Mercury (Hardcover, $23.95) is a very different kind of
writing. Reviewers are comparing it to William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia
Marquez but we think the better comparison is to Reynolds Price, or Wallace
Stegner. It is the #4 pick on the new Booksense 76: Independent Bookseller
Recommendations. The point being that Brad is a wonderful writer and this
is a wonderful book.
Mercury is the small Mississippi town where the story unfolds. There are a
dozen main characters whose lives are followed over eighty years, beginning
near the end and hopscotching back and forth through time. It is sad and
funny and very intelligent.
Brad will be here on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 FROM 5:00-7:00. He will do a
brief reading at about the midpoint of the event.
If you can't be here but would like a signed copy of either book, just let
us know and we'll take care of it for you.
Our VERY HIGHEST recommendation!
NEW ARTIST'S WAY GROUP
Back in April a group got together here with the plan doing a twelve week
workshop based on Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way. It was a big
success, and now a new group is beginning. If you would like to find out
more; come to an informational and organizational meeting here on Tuesday
September 17 at 5:30. There's no charge, everyone is welcome.
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106